Geography

 

 

Curriculum Map

Year Group

Geography

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Y1

I live in Birkenhead

 

Weather, seasons

UK including coasts

Local study -

New Brighton human, physical geography

Y2

I live in Europe.

 

 

The World is my Oyster

 

Local Study -

Birkenhead comparing to Barrier Island. USA

 

Y3

Types of settlement, natural resources

 

Egypt and North Africa

Local Study -

The Wirral Peninsula

Rivers and beaches in Wirral and UK

Y4

Volcanoes and earthquakes of the world

Cold climates

Scandinavia

Sweden

Ship building, ports across Europe (Copenhagen Malmo Port)

Y5

Extreme regions and explorers

 

 

Greek islands and holiday destinations

Countries of …

The former British Empire, The Commonwealth

Y6

Russia and the USA

 

 

Mexico and South America

Rivers, mountains, valleys and the water cycle

 

Geography - Key Knowledge

Below is a list of the key Geographical knowledge that all children should be fluent with. Children should be able to recall the key facts from their year group, and all previous year groups. They should be confident discussing, explaining and describing events in detail.

 

Geography Key Progression

 

Key Stage 1

Pupils should develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills including first hand observation to enhance their locational awareness.

Key Stage 2

Pupils should develop knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

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